Dame Laura Davies has been chosen for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2015.
The 51-year-old will be joined by two-time major champions Mark O'Meara and David Graham and course architect A.W. Tillinghast at the ceremony at St Andrews next year.
Dame Laura, who was this week invested with her DBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, began her golf at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey.
Davies has long been regarded as Britain's greatest female golfer having won four majors - the 1994 and ’96 LPGA Championship, the 1987 US Women’s Open and the 1996 du Maurier Classic - and 84 worldwide titles, including 45 on the Ladies European Tour.
She was the leading money winner in 1994 and the Player of the Year in 1996.
“I think it’s the pinnacle,” she said. “If you’ve had a great and long career, the one thing that you want is to end up in the Hall of Fame. To get the call is icing on the cake.”